Efficient and reliable. Two words that are music to the ears of truck owners and drivers. Two words that perfectly describe the Freightliner Columbia CL112 truck. Whether you need a truck for distribution or construction work, you know your Columbia CL112 is going to be there with you through rough and smooth.

The CL112 has been designed to maximise your payloads and therefore your profits. Its high strength aluminium cabins give a surprisingly low tare weight, while the set back front axle allows for uncompromised weight distribution. The 16 degree slopped bonnet means exceptional visibility in tight areas along with improved aerodynamics. Plus you get great fuel economy, ease of maintenance and overall lower costs per kilometre.

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With its comfortable, ergonomic layout, the CL112 is a pleasure to drive.

  • EzyRider® II seats provide the ultimate in personalised comfort.
  • A steering wheel with standard foot operated tilt and telescoping features.
  • The windshield’s 24 degrees angle reduces drag and fuel costs.
  • Roll Stability Control (RSC) feature reduces risk of vehicle rollover.



Careful design decreases downtime and costs.

  • The hood tilts to 90 degrees for easy access to the engine compartment.
  • Transparent fluid reservoirs make your daily checks easy.
  • Headlight bulbs can be replaced in minutes without tools.
  • The two-piece curved windshield allows partial replacement and greater visibility.

The Columbia CL112 is hugely adaptable, so whatever your needs you’ve got the power to match.
Powered by the latest generation Cummins ISLe5, the 8.9 litre engine delivers up to 400 hp and 1,254 lb-ft of torque and can be teamed with either an Eaton manual or Allison automatic transmissions. This means the Freightliner CL112 can be rated to 40,000kg Gross Combination Mass.
With the high power to weight ratio, compression brake up to 250 bhp and the rear engine ‘Power Take Off,’ this truck has a lot of grunt behind it.
The CL112 can be fine-tuned to perfectly fit whatever job you’ve got, being available in 6x4, 8x4 and 10x4 configurations for construction work, and 4x2 or 6x4 for distribution roles.
A massive 1,300 square inch ‘engine mounted’ radiator ensures close ‘fan to shroud’ clearance for maximum cooling efficiency.

  • Available with Eaton Manual, or Allison Automatic.

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  • Truck – Rigid
    • Battery box single outboard LHS frame mounted
    • Painted fixed rear mudflap brackets
  • Trailer controls
    • Air lines to end of frame and electrics to rear of cab

Cabins / Sleepers

  • Columbia CL112 4x2, 6x4, 8x4, 10x4, set back front axle
  • Day Cab
  • 34" Sleeper


  • Cummins ISL, In Line 6 cylinder (8.9 litre)
    Upgradeable to 400 hp with no engine hardware change
    • 320 hp (235 kW), 996 lb-ft
    • 340 hp (250 kW), 1,106 lb-ft
    • 360 hp (265 kW), 1,180 lb-ft
    • 380 hp (280 kW), 1,254 lb-ft
    • 400 hp (294 kW), 1,254 lb-ft
  • Exhaust
    • RH horizontal ATD (After Treatment Device) and horizontal outlet
    • LH vertical ATD and outlet
  • 1,300 in2 (8,387 cm2) aluminum radiator
  • Horton On/Off DriveMaster fan clutch
  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) or AdBlue tank 80 litres for 4x2 / 6x4 and 45 litres for 8x4 / 10x4


  • Alternator, 12 volt Leece-Neville, 160 Amp brushless
    • 2 x 12 Volt batteries
    • 3 x 12 Volt AGM batteries


  • Eaton 14” or 15 ½” twin ceramic disc clutch
    • Advantage manual adjusting
    • Advantage self adjusting
  • Aluminum clutch housing


  • To suit engine torque and GCM requirements.
    • Eaton Manual
    • Allison 3000 RDS & 4500 RDS

Front Axle / Suspension / Steering

  • Packages
    • 6.5 tonne - Meritor, MFS16-122A axle (capacity 7,258 kg) with 16K parabolic taper leaf springs (capacity 7,258 kg) and TRW THP60 + RCH45 power steering boxes (capacity 7,350 kg)
    • 6.35 tonne - Meritor, FG941 axle (capacity 6,624 kg) with 14K parabolic taper leaf springs (capacity 6,620 kg) and TRW THP60 power steering box (capacity 6,350 kg) 
    • Twin steer - Meritor, MFS14 axle (capacity 6,624 kg) with 14K parabolic taper leaf springs (capacity 6,620 kg) and TRW THP60 & RCS45 power steering box

Rear Axle

  • Meritor
    • MT40-14XG
    • MT40-14XGP
    • RT40-145GA
    • RT46-160GP
  • Driver Controlled Differential Locks (DCDL)
    Meritor Steelite X30 brake drums
  • ConMet Pre-Set aluminum rear hubs

Rear Suspension

  • Suspension
    • Freightliner AirLiner™ 40K, Air Bag
    • Freightliner AirLiner™ 46K, Air Bag
    • Freightliner TufTrac™ 40K, 6 rod/steel spring
    • Freightliner TufTrac™ 46K, 6 rod/steel spring
    • Hendrickson HLM-2 lazy pusher axle suspension
    • Dual leveling valves (Optional)


  • Driveline
    • Dana Spicer 1760 HD with 1710 inter axle (Allison 3,000 only)
    • Dana Spicer 1810 HD with 1710 inter axle
    • Meritor RPL 25SD with RPL20 Inter axle


  • Brakes
    • Meritor S Cam brakes with auto slack  adjusters
    • Disc Brakes
    • Traction Control (Optional)
    • Wabco ABS anti-lock brake


  • Frame section
    • 8.7 x 88.9 x 258.8 mm
    • 8.7 x 88.9 x 277.8 mm
    • 11.1 x 93.7 x 282.6 mm
  • Frame insert
    • 6.35 mm C-channel partial or full length insert
  • End of frame
    • Rigid truck with 1,650 mm square end rear overhang
  • Wheelbases available up to 7.0 metres
  • Yield strength 870 MPa with Huckspin frame fasteners
  • Tow hooks
  • 87 db to 112 db self adjusting reverse alarm

FUPD – ADR84/00 Compliant

  • Front Underrun Protection Device (FUPD)

Fuel Tanks

  • Tanks - 25” diameter
    • Fuel tanks from 227 litres
    • Hydraulic oil tanks / split hydraulic - fuel tanks


  • Steer
    • Michelin XZE2+ 295/80R22.5
    • Michelin XZE2+ 11R22.5
    • Michelin XZA2 Energy 315/80R22.5 Drive
    • Michelin XDE2+ 11R22.5
    • Michelin XZE2+ 11R22.5
    • Michelin XDE M/S 11R22.5


  • Steer and Drive
    • 8.25” x 22.5” Alcoa disc, 10 stud 285 mm PCD
    • 9.00” x 22.5” Alcoa disc, 10 stud 285 mm PCD (steer only)
    • 8.25” x 22.5” Alcoa Dura-Bright disc, 10 stud 285 mm PCD

Cab Features - Interior

  • Flat floor throughout cab
  • Air adjustable tilt and telescopic steering column
  • 455 mm VIP Charcoal gray steering wheel
  • Drift woodgrain with black instrument bezels
  • Cruise control
  • AM/FM radio preparation kit with speakers
  • Interior trim
    • Cloth
    • Vinyl
  • Seats
    • EzyRider® II high back air-suspension driver and passenger seat with lumbar support, seat cushion tilt/length control
    • EzyRider® II high back fixed passenger seat with toolbox storage



  • ICU4 Driver Message Centre
  • Low air pressure warning light and buzzer
  • Primary / secondary air pressure gauges
  • Tandem rear axle temperature gauges
  • Electric engine coolant temperature gauge
  • Engine oil temperature and pressure gauges
  • Transmission oil temperature gauge
  • Voltmeter
  • Analogue clock
  • Two extra switches with indicator lights wired to back of cabin

Cab Features - Exterior

  • Lightweight aluminum construction cab with Henrob self piercing rivets, which exceeds stringent European ECE-R29 crashworthiness standard
  • Two piece curved sloped at an optimal angle of 24o
  • Electric wipers with delay and 8 litre windshield washer reservoir
  • Aerodynamic mirrors are electronically adjustable and heated with spotter mirrors and passenger down-view mirror
  • Dual Air horns with lanyard
  • Power electric windows
  • AM/FM/WB/CB antenna - dual mirror mounted
  • Spotlights over LH&RH doors
  • Aerodynamic Equipment to suit all applications


  • Customer options available
    • Note:- Special colours require additional lead time.


  • 6 x 4 = GVM (kg) 24,000 / GCM (kg) 28,500
  • 8 x 4 = GVM (kg) 28,500 / GCM (kg) 32,000
  • 10 x 4 = GVM (kg) 32,000 / GCM (kg) 36,000

GVM / GCM ratings are for standard equipment only in on-highway operation. GVM / GCM ratings may vary depending on individual vehicle specifications. Off-highway operations and higher GCMs are available with approved TAD. Tareweight   Dimensions 6 x 4 Day Cab sleeper

  • BBC (mm) 2,896
  • OA Cab Height Unladen (mm)* = 2,903
  • WB (mm) = 4,900
  • OA Length (mm) = 7,805

8 x 4 Day Cab sleeper

  • BBC (mm) 2,896
  • OA Cab Height Unladen (mm)* = 2,903
  • WB (mm) = 5,450
  • OA Length (mm) = 8,355

10 x 4 Day Cab sleeper

  • BBC (mm) 2,896
  • OA Cab Height Unladen (mm)* = 2,903
  • WB (mm) = 6,475
  • OA Length (mm) = 9,380

* For 258.8 mm rail, 11R22.5 tyres and Freightliner AirLiner 46K, excludes aerodynamic equipment. 
Front Over Hang, bumper to front axle = 1,255 mm.
Note maximum fording depth is the lowest of the following:- the lowest point of the horizontal ATD, the outlet for the horizontal exhaust or the centre line of the steer axle hub.

The Columbia CL112 provides drivers with a modern, comfortable and safe place to spend their time. Cabins include a Day Cab and the 34” Mid-Roof Sleeper, both of which are expertly designed to make the most of the space and provide you with maximum comfort.

Features of the truck interior include:

  • Softer lighting that’s easier on the eye.
  • Easy-to-clean, tough fabric.
  • Noise reduction technology to reduce stress.
  • Plenty of under-bunk and overhead storage with locks.
  • Fully adjustable EzyRider® II air suspended seat.


$5,591 per month plus on roads*.

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